The Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather Jr. slugger fest, which shattered previous boxing box office records last spring 2007, are close to punching it up again, all perhaps for the glory of the cash cow. This anticipated fight is game on, as according to ‘Golden Boy Promotions’ CEO, Richard Schaefer.
Schaefer announced the rematch is slated for Sept. 13 or Sept. 20, 2008 and will be featured exclusively on HBO pay per view. The actual site location for Mayweather vrs De La Hoya Bout II has not been established yet. A fight, can you hear it… ‘ka-ching’, of this magnitude is obviously garnering interest from various venues in Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
Mayweather in May 2007, won in a split decision to take De La Hoya’s middleweight title at the MGM Grand. The actual match itself between boxing’s No. 1 ‘Pretty Boy’, Mayweather, verses the ‘Golden Boy’, De La Hoya, had mixed reviews, but ultimately, a rematch was in the cards.
This fight is a great shot in the arm for the sport of boxing. Oscar De La Hoya fought well enough in the original match to deserve a rematch from Mayweather. So if you want in on the action, get Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs Oscar De La Hoya tickets to reserve your seat. It will be a great spectacle once again. It probably won’t reach the money numbers that the original did, but boxing needs the exposure and it will once again be a good anticipated slug out.